HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN IPHONE APP.

You can create a native app that lives with all the other apps, and for the most part, it’s going to be a pitch-perfect imitation.

You can do this with the skill set you probably already have: HTML(5), CSS, and JavaScript.

I’ll show you how to create an offline HTML5 iPhone application. More specifically, I’ll walk you through the process of building a Tetris game.

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This is a cute little trick submitted by a reader while I was figuring out how to put fake applications and phone calls on the iPhone for this TV show... that... I... am... not... working... on... any... more...........(ahem). If you have access to your own server, you can set up a simple download that you view in Safari, then save to the main screen as a standalone app. Now, I cannot share anything I worked on for the show, but as part of my testing I re-implemented the Javascript Apollo DSKY simulator as an iPhone app, which you can install and play with by doing the following.

1. Using the Safari browser in the iPhone, go to http://whatreallyhappened.com/iPhone/index.html

You will see the simulator running in the browser.

2. Press the + button at the bottom of the screen, then on the pop-up menu, select "Add to Home Screen".

3.Press "Add" at upper right. Safari will exit and you will see the new app. The original source is available at http://sixrevisions.com/web-development/html5-iphone-app/ and if you can write HTML5 and Java, you can make your own local iPhone app to play with then the iPhone 4 drops your calls!

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